Wednesday, April 15, 2009

pagbilao quezon - a piece of paradise

i didn't know that there's a piece of paradise in Pagbilao in a small beach cove along the Southern coast of Quezon province.i heard of this beach long before when i was still working in Laguna. it is accessible by small motor boats but i still find trekking there more exciting because it has a great way of the thrill of seeing its beautiful cove.the whole beach stretch of fine white sand extends to less than a kilometer. perfect for a small group which makes it look like you own that piece of paradise for a day.since we missed swimming in the island of Cagbalete because of its long flat low tide area, this definitely complement our summer weekend experience. it has a large area for snorkeling, swimming or just to run around.both side of the beach is covered with rocky hills that makes you feel you're in an exclusive beach resort. there are cottages and a toilet but no villas for an overnight. unless you're willing to camp or sleep in the open cottages.since we missed swimming in the island of Cagbalete because of its long flat low tide area, this definitely complement our summer weekend experience. it has a large area for snorkeling, swimming or just to run around.there's a motorboat on standby where you can just sit and see the unending coast of the Tayabas bay. Lawstude, Kit, Manny and i also swum under this boat crossing from one side to the other side. you are definitely familiar with the boat as i used it as my header on this series.

next post is a small underground cave of this beach cove.[what you shouldn't miss there]>>> the way to the beach cove by trekking because it adds thrill in seeing this beautiful beach cove.
[why i should go back] >>> to stay for an overnight and do snorkeling all day.

trip rate:
trek: 3.5
beach accessibility: 2.5
beach sand: 4.0
beach front: 4.0
beach aura: 4.5
beach stretch: 4.0

57 comments:

r-yo said...

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Anonymous said...

Wow! What a paradise..

Uhm, ala, speechless na ko, pareho pareho namang mgaganda ang shots mo sa mga sceneries tulad nito eh, kaya la na ko masabi, ahaha!

Ingatz lagi!
Sobrang init ng panahon kaya iwas lang sa heat stroke at sunburn. ;D

Dylan Dimaubusan

Pacey said...

Looks like an unscathed beach. So immaculate looking just like Siargao. Hope these beaches won't be stirring with too much people just like the Bora.

I am Bong said...

ganda naman ng view parekoy...

uncleawang said...

Another beautiful beach from you..the beaches so romantic.

Andy Briones said...

Sounds nice and peaceful there; I love places like this. The white sand looks great! :-)

alicesg said...

Very beautiful. Did you catch any fish? The water looked so clear and clean.

Blue Rose said...

nice place to explore. very beautiful! ingat-ingat lang at sobrang init na ng panahon. summer na summer.........

the donG said...

>r-yo, malamang hindi kasi nakilala namin yung ibang grupo na nandun nung pagpunta namin. check ko site niya.

>hi dylan, paradise it is. thanks! i appreciate those words but i believe the place itself is simply beautiful.

sobrang init nga ngayon kaya nung nasa marinduque kami sunog na sunog kami.

>hi pacey, i think it wont be like boracay because it's small and that it's privately owned. definitely as beautiful as the ones in siargao.

im looking forward to visiting siargao.

>bong, ganda talaga dun.

>uncleawang, romantic and beautiful. you should visit the philippines one time.

>hi andy, you'll definitely like the sand. it's powdery and the cove is really beautiful.

>hi alicesg, that we didnt try. i have no patience in fishing. hehehe...

>hi bluerose, that's true. when we were in marinduque, we got sunburned. one very hot summer.

fortuitous faery said...

so this is where the comboboyz frolicked recently, eh? :P

Ax said...

iba ka talaga kuya dong.

sayo na talaga ako magtatanong ng mga getaway escapade!

nakakatuwa yung mga photos mo. parang kayo pa lang ang nakapunta dyan!

luna miranda said...

so this is the cove in Pagbilao...beautiful! what's the name of this resort?

gillboard said...

sobrang naiinggit ako sa kakagala mo... hay... ang ganda talaga ng quezon...

Theonoski said...

the mysterious place is finally revealed! galing naman you found it!

Bengbeng said...

wat is amazing is that in all the pics I couldnt see big crowds. in my pics i try to hard to leave out the crowds especially at places like this. exclusive is the word?

witsandnuts said...

I didn't know there's a hidden paradise in Pagbilao. Philippines is full of gems and surprises. =)

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

puti rin pala ang buhangin sa pagbilao.

pards isang pangarap ko ang makapunta sa ibat ibang lugar satin.sa mga post mo para narin akong nakapunta.

mikky said...

what a great find!!! this place is just amazing... :)

Borneo Falcon said...

This place deserve to be called heaven

Eben said...

iba talaga ang ganda ng beach sa Pilipinas. nagdalawang isip tuloy ako sa plan kong blog post. lol

cebu pictures said...

Bro home town ng lolo ko yan pero hindi ko rin alam na meron ganyan sa Pagbilao. Ingat ka pala uso ang barang dyan he he he

Raft3r said...

alam mo
i never got to cagbalite noong holy week
yun taga mauban na kasama namin had an emergency (kuno)
so we had it rescheduled for next month
syet
sobrang excited pa naman ako at sa wakas may mapupuntahan din ako sa mga lugar nafeatured sa blog mo

Pacey said...

Hi dong,I want you to know that I've tagged you as one of the "Real Talented" blogger and you have the award on my blog. I'm not sure if you do receive awards but I'm just letting you know that you well deserve this. Go check it out and collect it. You can opt to just keep it to yourself, post it or whatever. :) Enjoy!

Vic said...

heaven... :)


kelan kaya ako magkakaron ng time para pumunta sa beach... (sigh)

Fjordan Allego said...

sa sobrang lawak ng Quezon Province, marami talagang magagadang sulok doon na pupwedeng pasyalan ngayong summer. nabalitaann ko lang yan sa mga kaibigan ko na taga Quezon. unfortunately, hindi pa ako nakakasama sa kahit na anong gala papunta diyan tsk tsk..

http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com

PUSANG-gala said...

my flatmate is from Pagbilao but he has never been to this place----kudos to you I guess---I really admire you for discovering isolated places like this one---it's like finding gold in garbage I guess

ShatterShards said...

I think Kwebang Lampas ang tawag nila sa place na ito, or it might be another place in Pagbilao.

Basta, ang goal ko this year is to go places. Hopefully, I get to realize it.

Nice shots, as always.

Eel Wind said...

you do enjoy beaches huh? love the parallel trees by the beach! with coconuts around, that would be perfect! :P

Carver said...

What a beautiful piece of paradise it is. Great shots.

Nyl said...

i love the shots dong aside from the fact that i do really love beach sites...look serene.

speed on!

the donG said...

>hi faery, you're right. the comboboyz definitely had a great time here. no photoshoot in pagbilao though.

>ax, dami din namang bloggers ang nakakpunta sa mga hindi pa gaanong kilalang lugar. pero welcome na lahat kung may mga tanong tungkol sa biyahe. email lang or comment sa blog.

ito medyo dami na ring nakakaalam konti pa nga lang nagpopromote sa lugar.

>hi luna, not sure because it doesnt have a specific name. some call it kuwebang lampas others just call it pagbilao beach kaya lang may ibang cove din kasi sa pagbilao. this one is privately owned by the lukang family.

>gillboard, byahe na. ganda ng pilipinas.

>theonoski, we should go there. isang roadtrip lang to.

>bengbeng, you just need to pick a specific time when less people roam around. usually by noon time.

>witsandnuts, there's a lot to explore. the ones that we see today might just be a taste of what our country is still keeping. but travel bloggers are exploring it.

>ever, puti nga. ganda pa ng cove. sana makabiyahe ka rin pagbalik mo. schedule ka na ngayon palang. salamat sa pagsama sa biyahe kahit sa pagbisita lang sa blog.

>hi mikky, great indeed. beautiful hidden beach cove. thanks for dropping by eskapo.

>borneo, just beautiful.

>eben, sobrang ganda at sa dami ng isla natin dami ding pwedeng puntahan. ano ba yung blog post mo?

>cebupics, ganda nga sa pagbilao. salamat sa babala pero ok naman naging bisita namin doon. iwas lang siguro sa mga kahinahinalang tao.

>raft3r, hindi pala natuloy. ayos lang buti rin at nalipat lang sa ibang araw. siguraduhin nyo lang na maganda ang panahon pagpunta nyo dun kasi pagbagyo o mahangin medyo delikado ang byahe.

>hi pacey, thanks a lot! im happy for that. ill check it out. yes i do appreciate awards. i always keep them to serve as inspiration to continue blogging.

>hi vic, dami ding beach sa cavite. parang maganda yata ang coastal shores ng ternate. sana makapunta ka na rin.

>fjordz, ako din dati wala akong alam na magandang puntahan sa quezon except yung lucban dahil sa pahiyas, pero nung pagpunta ko ng cagbalete at pagbilao, ganda pala talagang pasyalan itong probinsya.

>salingpusa, thanks. i owe this to our new found friends who invited us there. this was really not in our itinerary.

>shattershards, hindi ko alam kasi walang nakasulat na pangalan. malamang yan nga yata ang tawag dun. private cove kasi.

byahe lang at aabangan namin mga post mo.

>eel wind, yes i do. beaches in the philippines are just enticingly beautiful.

>hi carver, it is. hoping that you visit the philippines in the future.

thanks!

>hi nyl, thanks a lot! so you should introduce me to some of the beautiful beaches in davao.

Chyng said...

so how's your swim? mabato?

grabe ang ganda.. dumadame na places to visit ko dahil sa blog mo!

good job! (again!)

Photo Cache said...

that is truly a great find. now everyone knows about it and tourists foreign and local will be crawling along its beaches.

jasperjugan said...

hi dong. thanks for visiting my blog. indeed, this is a piece of paradise. we also wanted to trek but didn't know how to and where's the starting point. good thing you were able to do this and thanks for sharing it in your blog

Luke Wiley said...

Love this destination! Great beach and seascapes!

The Islander said...

now this one's amazing. seems like only your group invades the place. galing! i prefer solitary beaches over the crowded ones. this one can compare in some beaches of siargao.

^_edSie_^ said...

waahhh.. inggit ako. ganda naman dito. :)

bw said...

wow.. very nice pristine beaches ! More importantly, very less people. Looked like you guys had the place to yourself :)

sheng said...

OMG! this is so cool, i love this way way better than Boracay!

Reena said...

nice beach.

looking forwrd to the moriones festival.

Friendz said...

Wow! Looks like nice peaceful place....i like to go to these places....
have a nice day

katcarneo said...

The place is gorgeous! I would love to go there, just me and my friends. Although I'm not into swimming, the idea of camping there sounds good to me.

Lawstude said...

i never made it under the boat. galing nyo nga ni manny eh.

pero i agree, that is one awesome beach experience and thanks to pat and adolf for leading us there.

donsol? cge, cge. go ako jan kaya lang mga latter part of may pa siguro.

Nanaybelen said...

ganda naman ito Dong. green na green tapos puti . ang linis at parang napakatahimik na lugar.
Ingat.

the donG said...

>hi chyng, may part na mabato pero mostly buhangin lang talaga. sarap magswimming doon.

one time sama tayo sa byahe. invite ka namin.

>photocache, im sure the resort owner will be happier but maybe not making it too crowded.

>jasper, the place where you will start trekking is quite secluded. so it's really better to take the boat trip not unless you're really into trekking.

thanks for dropping by.

>luke, just one of the beautiful beaches of the philippines.

>islander, there were two other groups there during that time. but photos were taken mostly at noon when less people are swimming. im sure beaches in siargao are as beautiful or even better.

>hi edsie, summer na. byahe na.

>hi bw, there were two other groups when we were there but luckily we were not that many. so it still provided a semi-private mood.

>hi sheng, if you love a more private beach, then you'll definitely love this. it's a small cove very similar to that of diniwid in boracay.

>hi reena, that comes next week. thanks for looking forward to that series.

>rajesh, you should visit the philippines.

>hi kat, even if you dont like swimming you'll still love the place. it's a beautiful cove.

>lawstude, hahaha... i thought you made it down there. i just love that beach.

yes let's make it by the end of may. halos puno na rin ako sa may. enjoy your trip there in visayas.

>hi nanaybelen, sobrang tahimik. para ngang walang kuryente doon. para talagang nasa paraiso.

Sidney said...

You should publish a book about the beaches in the Philippines... I see that you even rate them...

HalfCrazy said...

Actually, who knew such things exist in the Philippines? Metro Manila is so crowded and I think that's better - wouldn't want to ruin this untouched nature!

SandyCarlson said...

That is paradise, indeed--and if it is there to be found, I know you will find it!

Hilda said...

Ganda! I didn't even realize that Quezon had a white sand beach anywhere. Every beach I've been to there had sand made of black volcanic rock.

Missy said...

Amazing shots! Kakainggit ka papasyal pasyal na lang. How to get there ba? Baka maligaw kami sa Quezon pag umuwi kami hehehe

Dennis Villegas said...

Wow those are pictures from paradies indeed!!!

You really know how to take fantastic pictures, Dong! Wee-done!

ifoundme said...

i hope i can go there one of these days! ang ganda rin pala! uyy, you should come back here in go to sipalay. sobrang ganda rin ng mga beaches!

Sae said...

we always went here! :)
gaahhh.. i miss pagbilao.


XoXo,
Sae
(Vanny's Guest Author)

Pietro said...

Really an enchanting beach! Wonderful images, Dong!

Heart of Rachel said...

Definitely looks like a piece of paradise. Your lucky to explore it.

weight loss tips said...

Interesting post would like to have an regular visit

Thunderbird Resorts and Casino said...

kakaiba ang ganda ng beach ng Pagbilao. Tunay ngang maipagmamalaki at pwede siyang itapat sa mga white beach ng Cebu at Boracay.

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